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Lincoln Hills  - Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT

Fishing Trip Date: Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Quote(s) of the Day: "oh my gosh, did you see the size of those three fish chasing each other around".

Fishing Highlights:

It was cloudy day and the water temperature was a little warmer. I had four different rods rigged with a streamer, a hopper/dropper, a triple dry and a nymph. We caught trout on three out of four rods. We had several interesting things happen when fishing today. The first was when Mike was throwing a streamer. He hooked into a decent trout that spit and with in a couple seconds a larger trout took it and then spit, then the largest trout of the day took his streamer and put up a great fight all the way to the net. The next event happened later in the afternoon. Mike was tossing a streamer again and we could not get the beautiful red sided rainbow to eat, cast after cast and it wouldn't move. We swapped rods to a nymph rod and first cast he ate Mike's prince nymph. Totally Awesome.

Lots of insects are on the water! This is some of the best fly fishing close to Denver right now. We are seeing regular hatches of Pale Morning Duns, Gray and Green Drakes, Mahogany Duns, Caddis, Yellow Sallies, and Golden Stones.  Dry flies and droppers are the way to go! It summer at Lincoln Hills, the big fish are on the feed and many big fish in the 4-6 pound class have been hooked and our fly fishing trips have been fantastic. The caddis hatch is on fire! Try using a big Elk Hair Caddis with Jay Zimmerman’s Banksia Bug dropped off the back. This is your best shot at a World- Class trout fishing experience close to Denver.  The fishing is great.  Overcast skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 44-47 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Fishing Report By:

Randy Pruitt - Guide Photo
Randy Pruitt

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 44-47
Sky: Overcast Flow: 83
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 
Time on Water: 8 hours Number of Anglers: 2
Number Hookups: 67 Number Landed: 39

Best Fish

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 4 lbs 3 oz
Length: 22 inches
Girth: 20 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Reported Insect Hatchs

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Yellow Sally

Color: Yellowish Olive

Size: 18

Time: PM

Recommended Flies

Fly: Double Bunny
Color: Olive
Size: 6
Time: All Day
Double Bunny Double Bunny
Fly: Flashback Hare's Ear
Color: Gray Brown
Size: 18
Time: PM
Flashback Hare's Ear Flashback Hare's Ear
Fly: H & L Variant
Color: Blackish
Size: 16
Time: AM
H & L Variant H & L Variant

Lincoln Hills Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 Fishing Trip Photos

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Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group

Mayflies

Insects: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group

Midges

Insects: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Feb 15 – Dec 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Snow Midge
Color: Gray to Charcoal
Dates: Jan 1 – Dec 31
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 24-28
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group

Stoneflies

Insects: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Black & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group


Weather for Lincoln Hills

Current: 83 F Clear Sky Wind: 11 SSE mph

Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  83 F
Temp Max:  91 F
Temp Min:  67 F
Humidity: 9%
Wind: 11 SSE mph
Pressure: 1015
Clouds Monday 6:00PM — 73 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 59 and 73 .
Wind: 8 SSW mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 62 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 51 and 62 .
Wind: 19 W mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 49 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 20 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clouds Tuesday 9:00AM — 56 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 56 and 56 .
Wind: 21 WSW mph; Humidity: 46%; 
Clouds Tuesday 12:00PM — 65 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 65 and 65 .
Wind: 31 WSW mph; Humidity: 29%; 
Clouds Tuesday 3:00PM — 63 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 63 and 63 .
Wind: 46 WSW mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00PM — 55 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 35 SW mph; Humidity: 51%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 45 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 45 and 45 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 43 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 12 W mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clear Wednesday 9:00AM — 55 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 7 SSW mph; Humidity: 42%; 
Clear Wednesday 12:00PM — 64 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 12 SW mph; Humidity: 30%; 
Clouds Wednesday 3:00PM — 64 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 64 and 64 .
Wind: 7 SSE mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Wednesday 6:00PM — 62 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 62 and 62 .
Wind: 9 S mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00PM — 50 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 21 W mph; Humidity: 48%; 

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